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Vegas Pro 12 (64-bit)

CNET Editors' review

Sony Vegas Pro dominates the space between basic video-editing software like Windows Movie Maker and professional applications like Adobe Premiere. Sony won this niche by offering professional tools and functions at a fraction of the competitors' prices. The latest version of Vegas Pro 12 adds a good deal of improvements to an already great video editor.

Pros

Packed full of features: With Vegas Pro, you can edit SD, HD, 2K, and 4K footage in either 2D or stereoscopic 3D. Sync material from multiple cameras using the multicam feature to add a little perspective to your movies. The celebrated masking abilities of Vegas Pro 11 is improved in 12, enabling you to refine your editing.

Universal file support: Vegas Pro 12 can import and export projects from other video editors, such as Resolve, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, and After Effects.

Ready to play: The video editor just works. With its streamlined layout, anyone with basic knowledge of video editing or production can pick up and start using Vegas Pro. You'll have to peek at the manual to use advanced features, but there are enough tools set out to let you start cutting.

Cons

Dated interface: The Vegas Pro 12 UI, although easy to grasp, looks out of touch when compared to the UIs of Premiere or Final Cut. The overall layout appears very similar to that of the 2009 release, so Vegas Pro offers a lot familiarity for current users but might alienate new adopters.

Bottom Line

Incredibly functional but a little bland, Sony Vegas Pro 12 is designed for no-nonsense editors who want to get the job done right -- without all the frills. If you're a current Vegas Pro 11 user, updating is worthwhile for the stability alone. Newcomers can expect an easier learning curve. Sony has found a nice balance between function and price, coming in well ahead of main competitor Adobe Premiere in value. However, with the introduction of Adobe's Creative Cloud, arguments can be made for either app. Still, Vegas Pro 12 is a great choice for any price-conscious professional video editor.

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All User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best Video Editing Software EVER"

    February 7, 2013  |   By apparentlyso

    Version: Vegas Pro 12 (64-bit) 11.0 Build 683

    Pros

    Great for all range of experience (if you want to learn bad enough)
    Loved it and am doing my advert work more efficiently :)
    Go for it, no doubt the best.

    Cons

    Thinking.Thinking.NONE

    Summary

    Just download this one, don't bother the others.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best Video Editing Software"

    January 11, 2013  |   By ffleader1

    Version: Vegas Pro 12 (64-bit) 11.0 Build 683

    Pros

    This is the best video editing software you can find

    Cons

    Seriously! None :D

    Summary

    I cannot understand why people rated this product bad?. Well not all people in this world is smart :D.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "not worth the 600 bucks."

    July 27, 2011  |   By chrislesterreed

    Version: Vegas Pro 12 (64-bit) 10.0e

    Pros

    Not a damn thing.

    Cons

    i clicked on the deskltop icon a pop up screen came up and told "Your VEGAS PRO TRIAL HAS EXPIRED." SO AFTER 40 OR SO MINS OF DOWNLOADIN AND SIGNING UP I DONT EVEN GET TO TRY IT. Im very upset and colud care less if this company dies off.

    Summary

    After 20 mins of trying to download this crap I finally got it downloaded and strated the setup. After that had finsihed it had to sign with the company and i DID and then i clicked on the deskltop icon a pop up screen came up and told "Your VEGAS PRO TRIAL HAS EXPIRED." SO AFTER 40 OR SO MINS OF DOWNLOADIN AND SIGNING UP I DONT EVEN GET TO TRY IT. Im very upset and colud care less if this company dies off.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "GREAT VIDEO EDITING SOFTWARE!"

    July 23, 2011  |   By Girlsrule4ever

    Version: Vegas Pro 12 (64-bit) 10.0e

    Pros

    edits video and audio
    300+ effects

    Cons

    takes up disk space
    takes long time when uploading
    the price

    Summary

    NOT FOR BEGINERS! VERY HARD! buts its fine

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  • 4.0 stars

    "This is the stuff"

    July 16, 2010  |   By gspnam

    Version: Vegas Pro 12 (64-bit) 9.0e

    Pros

    Works as advertised.

    Cons

    Help needs work for NLE neophytes like myself, but to be fair this app probably isn't intended for those of my limited experience.

    Summary

    I have more experience with Adobe Premiere, but I'll be buying some version of Vegas.

    With P you have to add a dissolve to every clip. With Vegas you just drag and overlap the clips and Wah-Lah!

    I never did figure out how to delete the audio track and leave the video, but muted it didn't make any difference.

    The rendered files (I only had time to edit two simple 3 minute videos over 30 days due to unexpected events) seemed to maintain all the resolution of the raw HD footage.

    I suspect this is the best alternative to FCP for Win users.

    (Additional Con which would not fit:
    Revo Uninstaller did not detect the installation so I had to rely on Vegas to completely uninstall itself and lord only knows what it left behind.)

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Mac version?"

    May 23, 2010  |   By Lyn-Zz

    Version: Vegas Pro 12 (64-bit) 9.0e

    Pros

    It seems great...

    Cons

    This is all well and great, but where the the version for a Mac?

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Sony Vegas is the video editor for windows!"

    January 31, 2010  |   By TechReviewer12

    Version: Vegas Pro 12 (64-bit) 8.1

    Pros

    Simple GUI, Awesome Transitions,effects,and tools

    Cons

    Rendering takes a long time!

    Summary

    i would defiantly recommend this program!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "best software ever!!"

    November 28, 2009  |   By 4umarshall

    Version: Vegas Pro 12 (64-bit) 8.1

    Pros

    everything you need for a professional video and audio creation

    Cons

    EVERYTHING, Unless you don't know how to use it :P

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  • 1.0 stars

    "64 bit Dx!"

    July 31, 2009  |   By MutatedGamer

    Version: Vegas Pro 12 (64-bit) 8.1

    Pros

    I was so happy about downloading it and was about to install it, when it said the exe wasnt a valid win 32 app, then i noticed it was for 64 bit -.-. I am so mad! Grrrrr! :(

    Cons

    Read above

    Summary

    read above why I am mad.

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Very powerful stuff"

    July 12, 2009  |   By vmazelis

    Version: Vegas Pro 12 (64-bit) 8.1

    Pros

    Tons of features and capabilities. Can do pretty much anything anyone can ever want (other than making lunch for you :)

    Cons

    The interface is very crowded, extremely busy. One needs a huge screen or a powerful magnifying glass to find what is needed. Also, takes a lot if timne to learn.

    Summary

    A very comprehensive software to edit and finalize all kinds of movies and videos. Vrowded and not a user-friendly interface and requires a lot of studying to be able to use it.

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